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Update 5-24-21


Congratulations to the family and friends of Pete Subia for their successful event this past weekend. There was great participation in the parade and at the event at the beach band shell. The Eddy County Patriotic Society has a Memorial Day parade and ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 31. The parade lineup will begin at 8 a.m. in front of the school administration building at 408N. Canyon and the parade will start at 9 a.m. The parade will head south on Canyon to Greene, and then east on Greene to James Street and conclude at the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park.

Sheriff Mark Cage and Magistrate Judge D’Ann Read will be the guest speakers at the ceremony that follows. The ceremony will include the placement of a wreath and the firing of three volleys. You can watch it on the City of Carlsbad’s Facebook page if you are unable to attend.

The Carlsbad Water Park had a slow start on Saturday due to the weather, but the attendance was great on Sunday. The park will be open again at 2 p.m. Wednesday and then resume regular hours for Memorial Day weekend. Also, the splash pad at the beach as well as the splash pad the sports complex have both been open for several weeks now.

There’s a great article about Carlsbad and the surrounding area in a publication called Neighbors Magazine. The article talks about Six Mile Dam, the Living Desert, Sitting Bull Falls and many other area attractions. Check it out and share with your friends The Bureau of Land Management recently completed another phase of the ongoing reclamation effort at Six Mile Dam by placing several large boulders in the area. There are big plans on the horizon for this area.

As our college moves into independence, there still seem to be some concerns about what this means. Dr. Andrew Nwanne recently asked for help clarifying some issues related to independence. As NMSU-Carlsbad begins transitioning to Southeast New Mexico College effective July 1, it is important that everyone know the following:

*       NMSU Carlsbad (Southeast New Mexico College) is fully accredited and accreditation is independent from the university in Las Cruces.

*    You will not lose credit when you complete or transfer to another institution. Additionally, general education courses are the same throughout the state because they have the same course number.

*  The curriculum will remain the same and be expanded to include more programs to meet the needs of students, community, business and industry.


There’s a lot of work to do in terms of making this transition, but please let us or the college know if you have any questions or concerns.



Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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